Opportunities

Interested in joining the Kim lab?  Click here for quick tips on how to contact me for both grad school and undergrad opportunities. In general, sending me a cover letter describing your research interests, unofficial copies of transcripts, and CV are enough to get the conversation going! For specific opportunities, see below.

 

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Undergraduate Assistants (OPEN):

We are always looking for undergraduate students to participate in the following projects.  If interested, please reach out to Dr. Kim (tkim@ksu.edu) with a CV, transcripts and statement of interest.   Below are some projects that currently in progress.

Picture21 .  Habitat restoration effects on insect biodiversity in tallgrass prairies.  For this project, we will be investigating how the restoration practices such as the removal of invasive plant species (e.g., musk thistle (left), honey locust tree (middle)) affects the biodiversity of insects in tallgrass prairie.  

2. Insect predator inventory in soybean fields.  The research technician will assist graduate students collect insect data in soybean fields in NE KS and understand how land management affect insect biodiversity.

3. Insect body condition assessment.  The research technician will assess the body condition (protein, lipid, and carbohydrate amount) and stable isotopes of beetles (e.g., lady beetles, ground beetles) that have been fed different diet types in the lab and in the field.

 

Prospective graduate students (CLOSED)

I currently do not have any opportunities for graduate students now. Please come back to this site when opportunities become available. 

Prospective postdocs (CLOSED)

I currently do NOT have funding for postdocs. Please come back to this site when opportunities become available. I am happy to help write fellowships such as the USDA postdoctoral fellowships (closed for 2022), NSF postdoctoral fellowship (closed for 2022), and  L’Oreal Postdoctoral Women in Science fellowship (closed for 2022) and the Smith Conservation Postdoctoral Fellowship (closed for 2022).